001. Glowing Skin Tincture

 

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Hello and welcome to my new series - the Lavender Kitchen ! Here I will be sharing with you weekly recipes, both herbal and nutritional, in these little IGTVs The videos will also be available to view on lavenderandcobotanicals.com with their accompanying recipe posts ( you can head there via the link in my bio if you’d prefer to just read the recipe ) For this first episode I'm teaching you how to make your own botanical tincture at home. This recipe uses the herbs from my Glow tea, which are targeted towards healthy and glowing skin. If you enjoy the first episode please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment letting me know your thoughts ! Also if you would like to see anything in particular please request by leaving a comment or send me through a dm ☺️ Hope you’re all well ❤️ *Disclaimer* This is not medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any herbs or nutritional supplements. This post and video is to provide you with knowledge and information that I believe we all once knew. I want for you to be empowered and be able to take control of your own health and wellness, with the guidance of your healthcare practitioner.

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Hello and welcome to my new series - the Lavender Kitchen !

 

Here I will be sharing with you more recipes, both herbal and nutritional, in video format every week. The videos will live on my IGTV (@lavenderandcobotanicals) and also be available to view from here with their accompany recipe posts.

For this first episode I'm teaching you how to make your own botanical tincture at home. This recipe uses the herbs from my Glow tea, which are targeted towards healthy and glowing skin.

If you enjoy the first episode please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment letting me know your thoughts !

 

*Disclaimer*

This is not medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any herbs or nutritional supplements.

This post and video is to provide you with knowledge and information that I believe we all once knew. I want for you to be empowered and be able to take control of your own health and wellness, with the guidance of your healthcare practitioner. 

 

glowing skin tincture


Now here is the recipe:

Equipment:

- mortar and pestle ( optional but recommended )

- white spirit (I used gin) approximately 200 ml

- glass jar with lid 250 ml

- Glow tea herbs: calendula, hibiscus, cinnamon, red clover ( 2  heaped tbsp of each herb )

- label

- cheese cloth / nut milk bag / clean tea towel (for straining after extraction)

- amber glass bottle (with dropper if you have)

 

Method:

1. Place the cinnamon in the mortar and pestle and grind until pieces are more broken up and smaller (this just helps to increase surface area for extraction). Add to your glass jar

2. Repeat with the hibiscus

3. Add the rest of your herbs to the jar

4. Pour on top the alcohol ensuring all the herbs are covered ( we dont want any poking out the top )

5. Put on the lid tightly and shake well.

6. Label your jar with today's date and any other details you would like to add ( I like to note the phase of the moon and leave my herbs to sit for a full cycle - totally optional though ). You may also want to write what herbs are in the mix incase you forget

7. Leave in a warm but dark place (pantry / kitchen cupboard) and somewhere you will remember as we want to shake the jar every day to further disperse the botanicals and help with the extraction process. If you don't have a dark place that you will remember you can add a brown paper bag over the top and leave on your bench. This just helps protect the herbs from the sunlight.

8. Leave the tincture for a minimum of two weeks (I like to do a month or two), shaking daily. When ready to strain, use the cheesecloth / nut milk bag or tea towel to catch all of the herb particles. Strain into a jug with pouring lip so it's easier to transfer into your dropper bottle. Press out as much of the liquid as you can from the herbs.

9. Add tincture to your glass dropper bottle. Label with herb names.

10. Dosage for herbal timctures is very small. Only 5 ml three times per day - add with a little water in a shot glass.

 

Hope you enjoyed the first episode of The Lavender Kitchen ! Please do let me know by leaving a comment - and if you create this tincture for yourself I'd love to see your creations ( tag @lavenderandcobotanicals and use the hashtag #TheLavenderKitchen )

Hope you are all well and staying safe. Sending my love

Kindest always,

Sarah x

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